Hong Chau did not plan on changing into an actor. She studied movie at Boston College and deliberate on pursuing a profession in documentary filmmaking. However after touchdown roles in Treme, Inherent Vice, and the off-broadway drama John, Chau had her breakthrough efficiency in Alexander Payne’s sci-fi comedy Downsizing. In 2019, Chau performed the hyper-wealthy futurist Girl Trieu within the critically-acclaimed HBO collection Watchmen.
At present, Chau could be seen within the Amazon Prime anthology collection Homecoming. She reprises her position as Audrey Temple, an assistant on the shadowy Geist Group who quickly ascends the company ladder. Homecoming‘s total second season premieres on Amazon Prime on Might 22nd.
Recorded remotely throughout the coronavirus pandemic, NPR’s Ask Me One other host Ophira Eisenberg and home musician Jonathan Coulton discuss to Chau about researching tech billionaires for Watchmen and her Homecoming character’s uncommon rise to energy.
Later, Chau performs a sport the place mundane issues that should not be motion pictures are tailored into film trailers.
On Researching Tech Billionaires For Watchmen
“Now we have so many, oddly. The attention-grabbing factor is that they are all males, so the enjoyable factor for me to think about was, what wouldn’t it be like if she have been feminine? Would something change there, or is there one thing common about any individual who’s maniacal of their drive? There’s something common about that kind of particular person and there is one thing genderless about it.”
On Homecoming‘s Second Season
“My character is launched in the direction of the top of the primary season, however I knew going into it…that my character Audrey Temple would return within the second season. For me, after I was filming it, I felt very uncomfortable as a result of I did not know why I used to be doing what I used to be doing. They did not have a season two charted out but. They only informed me, normally, ‘your character is gonna come again and take over the corporate.’ I used to be like, ‘Okay!'”